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State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty Award (OFA)


Qualifications

The Commonwealth’s highest honor for faculty at Virginia’s colleges and universities recognizes a record that strongly reflects the mission of the institution and demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service.

General Information
$5,000 (U.Va. may submit multiple nominations plus a nomination of an early-career “Rising Star.”).

The Teaching Awards Committee will choose these nominees from among all faculty nominated for any teaching award.

Faculty may also each year be specifically nominated for the SCHEV OFA by submitting a brief dossier for consideration by the Teaching Awards Committee.  The dossier should briefly (no more than two pages) address, in a bulleted format, the four criteria on which SCHEV OFA nominees are judged:

Teaching

A record of superior accomplishment in the scholarship of TEACHING should contain clear and compelling evidence related to:  (i) instruction; and (ii) student development and learning.

Discovery

A record of superior accomplishment in the scholarship of DISCOVERY should contain clear and compelling evidence related to:  (i) scholarly works (objective, subjective, and/or artistic); and (ii) scholarly activities (new knowledge and research).

Integration of Knowledge

A record of superior accomplishment in the scholarship of KNOWLEDGE INTEGRATION should contain clear and compelling evidence related to:  (i) curricular development, including placing the nominee’s discipline in larger interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary contexts; and (ii) meaningful connections between a nominee’s discovery and teaching.

Service

A record of superior accomplishment in the scholarship of SERVICE should contain clear and compelling evidence related to: the application of knowledge and expertise in the broader contexts of (i) institution; (ii) community/society; and (iii) professional service.

Please deliver 13 copies of the two-page nomination dossier by 5:00 pm, Monday, February 2, 2015 to the Provost’s Office (Booker House), ATTN: Deirdre Davie (982-2016 or ddavie@virginia.edu).

For reference, the current SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award guidelines may be found on the SCHEV OFA website at http://www.schev.edu/AdminFaculty/OFAprogramIndex.asp.  Use the SCHEV OFA guidelines only for reference purposes.  Internal U.Va. nominations should follow the bulleted format noted above.  Each nominator of faculty selected as U.Va. OFA nominees will be asked to work with the nominee compile a nomination package in accordance with SCHEV guidelines.

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